As South Africa looks to renew its energy sector, comparisons are often made of how much one source of electricity costs versus another. Carrying out this exercise is much more difficult than might at first appear, but this must not deter the attempt. What are the problems encountered when comparing renewable sources such as wind [...]
Eskom will start procuring renewable energy projects next month to help ease power shortages and reduce its carbon footprint.
The power utility said yesterday that it would start the procurements in October or November, before a planned independent power purchasing body to be created to negotiate energy deals separately from Eskom, was created.
The utiliy’s Yousuf Haffejee [...]